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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Jobs and Economic Growth

With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.

Firsthand, Congressman Poliquin will help lead initiatives that will bring jobs back to the Second District. He will continue to support fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending which is crippling the economy and jobs in Maine.

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June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Continuing to seek solutions to the devastating prospect of the abandonment of the Forest City Dam on the St. Croix River, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting the commissioners exempt the Forest City Dam from extremely costly, and potentially devastating, new regulations.


In his letter, Congressman Poliquin writes:


June 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Collins and King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking that the thirteen groundfish permits forfeited by Carlos Rafael – a New Bedford fisherman who has plead guilty to 28 federal counts of tax evasion, falsifying fishing quotas and conspiracy – be redistributed to fishermen throughout the Northeast, not only New Bedford.


May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin have reintroduced their bill to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States. This bill puts an end to repetitive, mandatory inspections of urchins and sea cucumbers being exported from the country, which are causing the highly perishable product to be held in warehouses for prolonged periods and spoiling.


May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) legislation to help business development and job creation in Old Town passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support in a 418-1 vote.


May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) legislation to help attract businesses and create jobs in Old Town made an important advancement in the U.S. House of Representatives, passing out of the House Agriculture Committee. The Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act (H.R.

May 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his first bill pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the new Congress. The Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act, which passed with unanimous, bipartisan support 406-0, will make it easier for small businesses to hire more workers by improving the resources available to them. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


April 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, L.D. 306, the legislation to make Maine compliant with the federal REAL ID law, was signed by Governor LePage. Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the Governor and the Maine State Legislature’s quick action to move forward Maine’s compliance with the federal REAL ID law in order to urgently help those Maine Veterans and families who are already being adversely affected by the State’s noncompliance.


April 21, 2017 Press Release

BANGOR – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded Governor Paul LePage and reform-minded State legislators for years of work in making important fiscal reforms in the State of Maine that have helped bring about the lowest unemployment rate—ever, the lowest percentage of government workers in the workforce—ever, and the highest number of private sector employment—ever.


April 18, 2017 In The News

DIXFIELD — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, told officials and workers during his first tour of the Irving Forest Products mill Tuesday afternoon that he needs to understand their issues and how to help them.


"It's all about jobs and how do we help you guys with taxes, regulations, management costs, etc.?" Poliquin said.


April 17, 2017 Press Release

AUBURN – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) toured a number of Auburn businesses and job creators, including Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), Strainrite Companies, Globe Manufacturing Company, and Thos. Moser Cabinet Makers.